What is the Community Fund?

Grants programme that supports children and families.

 

Eligible projects and organisations are voted in-store by Tesco customers by inserting a (usually blue) token against their preferred project. Projects change every three months.

 

There is no requirement for matched funding, although awards can be used as matched funding.

 

Three levels of funding are available:

 

  1. Projects that receive the most tokens receive a grant of up to £1,500
  2. Projects that receive the second-most tokens receive a grant of up to £1,000
  3. Projects receiving the least votes receive a grant of up to £500.

 

Examples of the type of projects that can be funded include (please note this is not an exclusive list):

  • Adventure Play areas and Holiday Clubs
  • Children’s Breakfast Clubs
  • Counselling and support services for children with mental health challenges
  • Equipment for Village or Community Halls
  • Food Banks
  • Youth and/or family sports clubs.

Registered Charities

Registered Charities, Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO’s), Community Interest Companies with guarantee that are two years old or more, Day Care Centres, “Friends Of” groups, Health bodies such as Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHs Hospital Trust, Foundation Trust, Hospices, Housing Associations, Industrial Provident Societies, Local Authorities, Parish, Town and Community Councils, Schools and Social Enterprises can all apply.

 

Running costs and organisational overheads and retrospective costs are not eligible.

 

Applications can be made at any time after completing the Eligibility Quiz. Applicants must name their local Tesco store as part of their application, (there’s a postcode checker on their website) www.tescocommunitygrants.org.uk

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